Nexus 6P Users Still Reporting Battery Failure Issue Related to Android 7.0 Nougat

Early last month, some Nexus 6P users reported an issue where their devices were shutting down unexpectedly despite showing some percentage of battery left, after updating to Android 7.0 Nougat. It seems like Google has still not fixed the issue as Nexus 6P users are continuing to complain regarding the issue to the search giant through threads and complaint forums.

Nexus 6P Users Still Reporting Battery Failure Issue Related to Android 7.0 NougatThe issue on Nexus 6P smartphones has already been posted in Google’s Issue Tracker but currently holds a priority of “small” on the website. Some users have reported that their battery died out from battery levels as high as 60 percent, as pointed out in a report by AndroidPolice. Most users have reported their battery dying out between 10 and 60 percent and the issue is more prominent in regions with cold climates as per the report.

One of the biggest problems associated with the Nexus 6P battery failure issue is that several people have ended up in emergency situations where they were not able to contact their family due to the fact that their phone’s battery died unexpectedly. One user complained, “One evening I was stuck in traffic for 2 hours for a multiple vehicle crash. I had over 50 percent battery left and when I tried to call my family and let them know I’m stuck and wasn’t involved in the crash the phone died,” as pointed out by 9to5Google.

Even though some Nexus 6P users tried rolling back to earlier versions of Android, the issue was not solved. However, the battery reportedly started dying at levels lower than that in the case of Android 7.0 Nougat.

As this shutdown issue has already posed a problem for several Nexus 6P users, the search giant needs to roll out an update to fix the issue before it creates more trouble.

Panasonic Eluga Mark 2 Launched in India: Price, Release Date, Specifications, and More

Panasonic Eluga Mark 2 Launched in India: Price, Release Date, Specifications, and MorePanasonic has launched a new smartphone – Eluga Mark 2 – to add to its Eluga range of smartphones in the country. The Panasonic Eluga Mark 2 will be exclusively available on Flipkart from Wednesday at a price of Rs. 10,499. The smartphone has some highlighted features as Android for Work functionality and 4G VoLTE connectivity. It will be available in a Gold colour variant.

The dual SIM (Micro+Nano) VoLTE supporting Panasonic Eluga Mark 2 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with an additional feature of Android for Work support. It is powered by a 1.3GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. It packs a 5.5-inch HD IPS On-Cell display with 2.5D curved Asahi Dragontrail glass for protection from scratches.

The Panasonic Eluga Mark 2 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with an aperture of f/2.2, 5P-element lens, and an LED flash module. The front-facing camera in the Eluga Mark 2 is a 5-megapixel shooter with a 4P-element lens with 88-degree wide angle. The inbuilt storage available in the smartphone is 32GB that is expandable via a microSD card (up to 128GB). There is a fingerprint scanner located at the back of the smartphone, which can also be used to take selfies.

The battery inside the Panasonic Eluga Mark 2 is 3000mAh that is rated to last for an entire day. The connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G LTE, 3G, GPRS/Edge, Bluetooth v4, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), USB OTG, GPS, infrared, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The smartphone measures 151x76x7.7mm.

While the Panasonic will exclusively launch the Eluga Mark 2 on Flipkart, it is also set to host a ‘Panasonic Phone Fest’ on the e-commerce platform from November 23 to 25. During the fest, Flipkart will sell Eluga Note, Eluga Turbo and P66 with deals coupled with exchange offers. SBI credit and debit card holders will get a 10 percent discount on the price of the smartphones.

Commenting on the launch, Pankaj Rana, Business Head of the Mobility Division, Panasonic India said, “After receiving a tremendous response for our Eluga Mark device, we are delighted to launch Eluga Mark 2 with full metal body design & finger print sensor. A perfect blend of innovation, style & security, the new Eluga Mark 2 is made with 5.5″HD IPS screen with 2.5D curved Asahi Dragontrail glass in the front which gives a tough look and makes it scratch resistance for consumers. The 3000 mAh li-Polymer battery makes sure that your phone is safe & gets excessively long battery life. Also, super-fast charging is an added advantage of Eluga Mark 2.”

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Huawei Mate 9 Lite With Dual-Lens Camera, 5.5-Inch Display Announced

Huawei Mate 9 Lite With Dual-Lens Camera, 5.5-Inch Display AnnouncedAfter launching the Mate 9, Mate 9 Porsche Edition, and the Mate 9 Pro this month, Huawei obviously wasn’t done with the Mate 9 lineup as it has now announced the more affordable Mate 9 Lite. The Mate 9 Lite is now listed on the company’s website without pricing, but the name and the specifications suggest it will be the cheapest in the Mate 9 lineup. We do know that the smartphone will be available in Gold, Grey, and Silver colour options.

The Huawei Mate 9 Lite comes with typical mid-range specs. The device runs Huawei’s EMUI 4.1 on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920) display with a 2.5D curved glass on top. A Kirin 655 SoC with an octa-core CPU means the device won’t be too big on performance compared to its Mate 9 siblings.

In terms of optics, the Mate 9 Lite comes with a dual rear camera setup much like the other Mate 9s, but unlike the 20-megapixel and 12-megapixel Leica sensors found in the Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro, the Mate 9 Lite comes with a lower 12-megapixel and 2-megapixel rear cameras minus the Leica branding. The front sports an 8-megapixel sensor. The 12-megapixel sensor features a 0.3 second PDAF focus, while the secondary camera captures depth for bokeh shots.

According to the Huawei website, the Mate 9 Lite will be offered in two variants – one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage and the other with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The device is fitted with a 3340mAh battery. Connectivity options include GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The Huawei Mate 9 Lite measures 150.9×76.2×8.2mm and weighs 162 grams.

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Gionee S9, S9T Launch Set for Today

Gionee S9, S9T Launch Set for TodaySmartphone-maker Gionee is gearing up to launch its long rumoured smartphones S9 and S9T in China on Tuesday at a 2pm CST (4:30pm IST) event. The smartphones have already been spotted on Chinese certification website TENAA and the company announced last week that it will be unveiling the smartphones on November 15. The most attractive feature on these devices is expected to be the presence of dual camera setup on the rear.

Although most of the features on Gionee S9 and S9T have already been leaked, the camera panel seems to be the focus of attention for these smartphones. Leaked images of the Gionee S9 suggest that the camera panel at the back of the smartphone will be vertical in shape and will be placed right at the middle. Both smartphones are tipped to sport 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors at the back. At front, the smartphones will feature a 13-megapixel camera for taking selfies.

As per the TENAA listing, the Gionee S9 is expected to sport a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display with a 2.5D curved glass on top. The smartphone is tipped to be powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage, which will be expandable via microSD card slot (up to 128GB). The smartphone is rumoured to come with a 3000mAh battery and connectivity options are expected to include 4G LTE, GPS, Bluetooth, USB, and Wi-Fi.

Gionee S9T on the other hand is expected to come with nearly identical specifications but pack a faster processor clocked at 2GHz. The Gionee S9T is expected to weigh slightly more at 200.8 grams compared with S9, which is expected to weigh 166.5 grams. Both smartphones are expected to measure 154.2×76.4×7.4mm. The devices are expected to be available in colours silver, gold and black.

Lenovo, Apple fastest developing among India’s pinnacle 10 smartphone companies

Canalys has posted its Q1 2016 record for Indian smartphone shipments, and has found that Lenovo and Apple had been the fastest developing providers within the length.

Lenovo, Apple Fastest Growing Among India's Top 10 Smartphone Vendors: Canalys

As per Canalys, the Indian smartphone marketplace grew 12 percentage yr-on-yr in terms of shipments, with 24.4 million units shipped. while the pinnacle 5 companies (Samsung, Micromax, Intex, Lenovo, and Lava) remained similar to Q1 2015, Lenovo experienced the largest boom – its shipments rose sixty three percent year-on-yr.

The record attributed Lenovo’s big boom to its “value-for-money handsets and offline channel approach.” The file delivered that Microsoft, BlackBerry, Sony, and LG were the biggest losers in marketplace in terms of shipments, not able to compete in a marketplace that is trending towards low-value handsets. Micromax alternatively skilled a moderate drop in market percentage from the 12 months in the past sector to sixteen.7 percentage.

As for Apple, the enterprise become at the quantity eight position in phrases of shipments in Q1 2016, but skilled the second one biggest growth at the back of Lenovo amongst the top 10 phone carriers. It saw cellphone shipments growth by way of 56 percentage when as compared to Q1 2015.

in line with Canalys, inside the premium section or for devices priced above $three hundred (Rs. 20,000), Samsung saw its marketplace share expend from sixty six percent in Q1 2015 to forty one percentage in Q1 2016, while Apple noticed its market proportion develop from eleven percentage to 29 percent in the same period. The iPhone 5s, way to its many charge cuts over the 12 months, became the maximum popular Apple tool in the Indian marketplace.

Canalys delivered that it expects to look greater vendors getting financing to help improve average affordability of their merchandise, and make sure boom within the value-aware Indian market.

“Apple is outperforming the general marketplace in India, and still has extraordinary increase potential,” stated Canalys Mobility Analyst Wilmer Ang, including, “Apple’s boom run will be brief-lived. The 5s’ fulfillment in India has greater to do with affordability of a premium brand than a choice for smaller telephones, and the circulate to the more high priced SE will discourage finances shoppers. also, the latest authorities law curbing reductions on smartphones bought by using online platforms will have an effect on demand.”

Ishan Dutt, research Analyst at Canalys, defined the overall scenario, “over the past 18 months, India’s smart smartphone market has been rocked with the aid of dramatic modifications. The upward push of online channels, the arrival of latest worldwide carriers (specially from China), the pass to LTE and the desire for better-best devices have all had a big effect. Indian organizations have struggled as incoming providers were faster to cope with those tendencies. Micromax, specifically, has been via hard times, with key executives leaving. Now the corporation is aiming to revamp its strategy to comprise an environment of services round payments and content material.”

Xiaomi Mi 5 to Pack Snapdragon 820 SoC, Launch After Spring Festival: Co-Founder

Xiaomi Mi 5 to Pack Snapdragon 820 SoC, Launch After Spring Festival: Co-Founder

Shortly after Qualcomm announced that LeTV’s Le Max Pro is the first smartphone to feature its Snapdragon 820 SoC, Xiaomi revealed that the Mi 5 flagship smartphone will pack the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor as well. The company also alongside confirmed other updates about the handset’s development.

The news was confirmed by Xiaomi Co-Founder and Senior VP Liwan Jiang in a Weibo post. He also revealed that the Mi 5 has now entered mass production and the company is making sure that there are enough units available for consumers when the phone finally launches. Jiang also spilled the beans about launch of the much-anticipated Mi 5. He said that the Xiaomi Mi 5 will launch after the Spring Festival, which this year starts on February 8, and lasts 15 days.

Additionally, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has further fuelled the anticipation for the Mi 5 smartphone saying on Weibo, “I’ve spent some time” (Bing translation) with the Mi 5. To recall, Jun back in November hadrevealed that the Mi 5 was “worth the wait” and was “very, very good”.

Based on previous leaks, the Mi 5 features a 5.2-inch display with either full-HD or QHD resolution. The handset is said to come in two memory and storage versions – 3GB of RAM with 32GB inbuilt storage, and 4GB of RAM with 64GB storage. On the camera front, the Mi 5 is rumoured to pack a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 13-megapixel front-facing camera. It is also supposed to be backed by a 3600mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 tech. The handset is said to run MIUI 7 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. For pricing, the 32GB inbuilt storage and 3GB RAM version has been said to be priced at CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 20,300), the 64GB inbuilt storage, and 4GB RAM priced at CNY 2,299 (roughly Rs. 23,400).

Asus ZenFone Zoom India Launch Set for January 22

Asus ZenFone Zoom India Launch Set for January 22

Asus on Wednesday started sending invites for its ZenFone Zoom launch event in India, scheduled for January 22 in Agra.

The Taiwanese consumer electronics giant had on Tuesday teased the launch of the ZenFone Zoom in India, revealing a few specifications of its “most advanced photography-focused smartphone” without mentioning a name. With the specifications though, it was very obvious.

The invites for January 22 launch event at the Taj Mahal are much more specific, asking attendees to “Capture the minutest and every intricate detail of the majestic monument through the power of ZOOM.”

The ZenFone Zoom was first unveiled at CES 2015 but has yet to see wide availability. Running Android 5.0 Lollipop with the Asus ZenUI, the ZenFone Zoom sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.7 to f/4.8-aperture, 10-element lenses with 3X optical zoom, OIS (optical image stabilisation), laser auto-focus and dual-color Real Tone flash. The company touts that with a thickness of just 11.95mm, the ZenFone Zoom is the “world’s thinnest 3X optical smartphone offering up to 12X zoom-in effect.” It also packs a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Much like other ZenFone 2 series smartphones, the ZenFone Zoom also packs 4GB of RAM. It is powered by a quad-core 2.3GHz Intel Atom Z3580 processor.

The ZenFone Zoom includes 64GB inbuilt storage, which can be expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB). It features 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display and sports Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Connectivity options include GPRS/ EDGE, Bluetooth, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, and Micro-USB. The Asus Taiwanlisting confirms that the ZenFone Zoom supports Indian 4G LTE bands as well.

The listing further says that the smartphone supports single-SIM (Micro-SIM); though we can expect the company to reveal a dual-SIM variant in India. The handset packs 3000mAh battery. It includes sensors such as accelerometer, proximity, ambient-light, gyroscopic, and digital compass. The Zenfone Zoom measures 158.9×78.8×11.95mm and weighs 185 grams. It will be available in Glacier White and Meteorite Black colours.

OnePlus launches exchange offers on its smartphones in India

OnePlus has introduced exchange offers for its smartphones in India, under which users can trade-in their old smartphone for a new OnePlus device. In addition, the brand is offering B2X Service and B2X On-Guard extended service plans for the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X respectively, if cost of the exchanged device is more than or equal to Rs 5,000.

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OnePlus has partnered with ReGlobe for the exchange offers on its smartphones. There are two exchange schemes – Buy First, Sell Later and Sell First, Buy Next. In addition to the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X, the One is also available under the exchange offer. The scheme will be valid until December 31st. 

It’s worth pointing out that only smartphones from a limited number of brands are being accepted by ReGlobe under the exchange offer. More details on this are available on the company’s blog.

Videocon Z55 Delite, Z45 Dazzle and Z45 Amaze launched

Videocon has launched three new Android smartphones in India – the Z55 Delite, Z45 Dazzle and Z45 Amaze. The Z55 Delite is the most high-end of the trio, while the Z45 Dazzle and Z45 Amaze are entry-level offerings.

Videocon Z55 Delite

The Z55 Delite offers a 5-inch HD IPS display with a layer of Asahi Dragontrail X Glass. It is powered by a 1.4GHz Cortex A7 octa-core processor, aided by 1GB of RAM. The phone offers 8GB of internal memory, further expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card. For imaging, it sports an 8MP autofocus rear camera and a 5MP front snapper. Connectivity features include 3G, dual-SIM slots, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. The device runs Android 4.4 KitKat, and is backed by a 2,200mAh battery.

Videocon Z45 Amaze

The Z55 Dazzle and Z45 Amaze offer 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS displays, 1.2GHz quad-core processors, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable storage, Android KitKat, 3G, and 1,600mAh batteries. The Z55 Dazzle offers a 5MP rear camera and 2MP front snappers, while the Z45 Amaze comes with a 2MP rear and VGA cameras.

The Videocon Z55 Delite has been priced at Rs 6,999, and will be available in a black and gold finish. It comes pre-loaded with the EROSNOW app for free movie streaming up to six months, and comes bundled with a free 16GB microSD card. The Z45 Dazzle comes in black and white hues, and is being offered for Rs 4,899. Lastly, the Z45 Amaze will be available for Rs 4,599.

Lava Iris X10 with 4G, 3GB of RAM and 13MP camera launched

Lava has launched its latest smartphone under the Iris series, the Iris X10. It is the company’s third smartphone to boast 4G LTE connectivity after the Iris X5 4G, and the Pixel V2 Android One phone. The Iris X10 supports both TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE 4G bands in use in India, and runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with the brand’s custom Star OS UI on top.
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The Lava Iris X10 sports a 5-inch HD IPS display with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. A 64-bit 1.3GHz quad-core processor handles the performance. The phone comes with a meaty 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, further expandable up to 32GB. Apart from 4G LTE, the device offers dual-SIM slots, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB OTG and GPS. It is fuelled by a 2,900mAh battery.

For imaging, the Iris X10 features a 13-megapixel primary snapper with autofocus, a dual-LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 5P lens, and 1080p recording. The camera app is equipped with features like PIP (Picture in Picture) and Live Photos. For selfies, the device gets a 5-megapixel front shooter with an 84-degree wide angle lens.

The Lava Iris X10 has been priced at Rs 11,500, and comes in Icy White and Royal Black variants. The phone will be available via major brick-and-mortar retail stores, multi-brand outlets, and on e-commerce portals.